Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
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 O happie Thames, that didst my Stella beare!
 I saw thee with full many a smiling line
 Vpon thy cheerefull face, Ioyes liuery weare,
 While those faire planets on thy streames did shine.
 The boate for ioy could not to daunce forbear,
 While wanton winds, with beauties so diuine
 Ravisht, staid not, till in her golden haire
 They did themselues (O sweetest prison) twine.
 And faine those Æols youth there would their stay
 Haue made, but forst by Nature still to flie,
 First did with puffing kisse those Lockes display:
 She, so disheuld blusht: from window I
 With sight thereof cride out, O faire disgrace,
 Let Honor selfe to thee grant highest place.

Philip Sidney
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